Kingston DC500R (Read-centric) 2.5-Inch SSD

Kingston DC500R (Read-centric) 2.5-Inch SSD 480GB Drive
  • Kingston DC500R (Read-centric) 2.5-Inch SSD 480GB Drive
  • Kingston DC500R (Read-centric) 2.5-Inch SSD 480GB Drive
  • Kingston DC500R (Read-centric) 2.5-Inch SSD 480GB Drive
  • Kingston DC500R (Read-centric) 2.5-Inch SSD 480GB Drive


  • Brand: Kingston
  • Storage Capacity: 480GB Drive, 960GB Drive, 1.92TB Drive, 3.84TB Drive, 7.68TB Drive
  • Subcategory: SSD Drives
  • Grades: Enterprise
  • Connection: 2.5 SATA III
  • Write Speed: 500MB/s
  • Read Speed: 555MB/s
  • Security: AES 256-bit Hardware Encryption

Product Options

Size Product Code OEM Part No. Price
480GB Drive SEDC500R/480G SEDC500R/480G £11,998.80 inc. VAT
960GB Drive SEDC500R/960G SEDC500R/960G £11,998.80 inc. VAT
1.92TB Drive SEDC500R/1920G SEDC500R/1920G £11,998.80 inc. VAT
3.84TB Drive SEDC500R/3840G SEDC500R/3840G £11,998.80 inc. VAT
7.68TB Drive SEDC500R/7680G SED500R/7680G £11,998.80 inc. VAT

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Product Overview

Data Centre 500 Series

Kingston’s Data Centre 500 (DC500R / DC500M) series of solid-state drives are high-performance 6Gbps SATA SSDs that use the latest 3D TLC NAND, designed for read-centric and mixed-use server workloads. They implement Kingston’s strict QoS requirements to ensure predictable random I/O performance as well as predictable low latencies over a wide range of read and write workloads. They can increase productivity for AI, machine learning, big data analytics, cloud computing, software-defined storage, operational databases (ODB), database applications and data warehousing. Capacities from 480GB, 960GB, 1.92TB, 3.84TB.

Enterprise Data Centre SSD

Delivering on business demands for 24/7 uptime and reliability, Kingston Enterprise SSDs offer high-performing storage that combines predictable performance with rigorously tested reliability. Kingston’s DC500 Series SSDs offer features that enable data centres to select the most cost-effective SSD for their workload(s). Businesses require results in order to deliver on products, solutions and service level agreements (SLAs). Kingston’s DC500 Series SSDs are designed to deliver on these expectations. 

DC500R: Read-centric SSD

DC500R is a highly optimised SSD designed for read-centric workloads, enabling data centres to select SSDs tailored for workloads without overspending on more expensive write-intensive SSDs. It delivers I/O speeds and response times (latency) that a data centre can deploy with confidence to ensure high levels of performance in the working application and downstream at the user interface. These are typically defined by applications that require real-time results. Serving large amounts of data and delivering responsive results from a variety of databases and web-based applications can leverage the receptive performance of the DC500R. 

End-to-end Protection

The DC500 series SSDs incorporate end-to-end data path protection to help guarantee that all user data transferred into the SSD is protected against transient errors. The DC500R and DC500M both include onboard power-loss protection (PLP) via power capacitors and firmware. This ensures data-in-flight is written to the NAND Flash memory in the event of unexpected power loss. Additionally, PLP ensures that the drives’ mapping table (FTL) is updated prior to power being removed from the drive. These power loss safeguards reduce the chance of data loss and ensure that the drive will successfully re-initialise on the next power-up of the system.

Quality of Service (QoS)

The DC500 Series delivers on QoS (2,3,4) with consistency, predictability of latency (response time) and IOPS (IOs per Second) performance while servicing balanced read and write workloads. Performance predictability is essential for web hosting applications that must deliver on SLAs promised to customers. The DC500 series efficiency produces the reliability needed for web server applications that require read-centric drives or mixed-use intensive workloads where uptime is mission critical. 

Application use cases

Designed for service providers running a wide range of customer applications including:

  • Virtualisation
  • High-speed databases
  • High-bandwidth media streaming
  • SQL server reporting services (SSRS)
  • SAP
  • BI, ERP, CRM, GL, OLAP, OLTP, ERM and EDW workloads
  • Cloud service providers

Both DC500R and DC500M feature enterprise-class reliability with end-to-end data path protection, SMART health monitoring and strong ECC. They are backed by legendary pre and post-sales support along with a five-year limited warranty.

Optimised for read-intensive applications (DC500R) - The responsiveness that results from low latency and consistent I/O performance delivers the QoS that businesses need for demanding read-centric workloads.

Reduce application latencies - Data centres that host databases and various web-based applications can leverage the predictable I/O and latency performance. 

Data Integrity Protection - ECC protection with advanced read/disturb management safeguards against data corruption for end-to-end data protection.

On-board Power Loss Protection (PLP) - Reduce the possibility of data loss and/or corruption upon ungraceful power-failure via power capacitors and firmware.


  • Form factor: 2.5”
  • Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) – with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s)
  • Capacity: 480GB
  • NAND: 3D TLC
  • Sequential read/write: up to 555/500MB/s 
  • Steady-state 4k random read/write: 98,000/12,000 IOPS
  • Quality of service (latency):  TYP read/write: <500 µs / <2 ms 
  • Hot-plug capable
  • Static and dynamic wear levelling
  • Enterprise SMART tools: reliability tracking, usage statistics, life remaining, wear levelling, temperature
  • Power loss protection: tantalum capacitorse 
  • Endurance: 480GB - 438TBW (0.5 DWPD)
  • Power consumption: 1.56W Idle / 1.6W Avg / 1.8W (MAX) Read / 7.5W (MAX) Write
  • Dimensions: 100mm x 69.9mm x 7mm
  • Operating temperatures: 0°C~70°C
  • Storage temperatures: -40°C~85°C
  • Weight: 56.9g
  • Vibration operating: 2.17G peak (7–800Hz)
  • Vibration non-operating: 20G peak (10–2000Hz) 
  • Life expectancy: 2 million hours MTBF
  • Warranty/support: limited 5-year warranty with free technical support

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Feel confident that your memory will last a lifetime. Our lifetime warranty guarantees that if your memory should ever fail we will replace or repair the product free of charge. Please note that the lifetime warranty refers only to memory modules and not flash memory or storage products. Please see the individual 'product details' for warranties specific to each product. For complete warranty details please see our Terms and Conditions 

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